How to Stop Feeling Jealous

This simple routine can train your mind to focus on the blessings in your life and stop jealousy in its tracks.

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Social media makes it seem as if everyone but you is living glamorous, fun and exciting lives.

We know their online personas don’t reflect the day-to-day reality of their lives,

but those dream vacation pictures and perfect family photos still elicit feelings of jealously.

How do we stop feeling jealous?

Here are two questions to ask your family every evening at the dinner table:

Question 1: What was the best part of your day?

This question helps us reflect on a positive moment or experience.

It’s also the first step to stopping jealousy in its tracks.

Question 2: What made you feel grateful to God today?

The response to this question engenders a sense of true gratitude and appreciation for all things in your life, big or small.

Your gratitude statement can be as simple as the ability to breathe, the sun shining, or taste buds to experience your dinner.

This question forces us to pause and focus all the good that God has bestowed upon us.

Feeling a lack in life creates the perfect atmosphere for jealousy to take root.

By focusing every day on the good in our lives, rather than what is missing, we can begin to realize just how much we have.

And whatever anyone else has can’t detract from your happiness.

Looking at life through spiritual eyes, every person has their own unique pie; no one can take that away from you. There is no threat, no matter amazing those Instagram photos look.

And you can be happy for others for the good they have in their lives.




Comments (5)

(5) Anonymous, November 6, 2020 12:04 AM

Feed-back

I really enjoyed the content of the video but I would suggest that it could be a little slower, I disn’t ALways have time to read the text. But either way great !

(4) Anonymous, November 2, 2020 2:57 AM

Let's not oversimplify or understate the nature of jealousy

Jealousy is a complex and painful emotion. In my experience, it cannot be "thought" away. It has to be repositioned by rebuilding the inner space where it is taking root.
While spiritual thoughts are valuable tools, they need to be carefully used to cultivate the inner soil in which to grow, and eventually yield a powerful inner disposition.
When exploring jealousy, a sense of shame and powerlessness are often prominent players. In dealing with them, we will be sufficiently armed to take on that inner force, harnessing it for the good.

(3) War, October 27, 2020 9:53 PM

War

Good cop bad cop there is law there is love too.

(2) Dvirah, October 26, 2020 6:30 PM

Lovely Music

I especially enjoyed the background music. It would be nice to see credits.

(1) Anonymous, October 25, 2020 10:04 PM

Simple yet Profound

Simple yet Profound

 

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